Best Safety Razors For Shaving Your Back

Not all safety razors are created equal. Some stay sharper longer, some are actually sharper and some are just cheap junk. It is in this vein I hope to steer you to the best safety razors for shaving your back.

How many shaves do you get typically out of a safety razor blade when shaving your back?

How To Dispose Of Your Safety Razor Blades?

The safest way to dispose of your used blades is using a razor blade bin or a sharps container. Check out my page, How To Safely Dispose of Safety Razor Blades.

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Learn By Experience With Sample Packs

If your the type of man that needs to learn by doing or a newbie to using safety razors, this is right up your alley. To learn what works best for you personally I would highly recommend you try a safety razor blade sampler pack.

Learn by doing. Then you really know. The downside is it is going to take a while to figure out longevity for yourself with sample packs even if your back hair grows back fast.

A good tip to, try to get a sample pack that has the products listed below included in them.

This is a super cheap way of trying many different blades out on your own experience. Thankfully, there is are nice sampler pack available on Amazon.

Keep in mind that this is the cheapest way to try many different blades, it is not cost-effective way to buy blades. So, once you know what you buy the brand you enjoy using.

Back Shavers That Use Replaceable Safety Razor Blades

Most of the back shavers that are manual, use some sort of safety razor. The difference is that some have their safety razors locked into a plastic cartridge when once they get dull you have to buy a whole new cartridge.

Others, which I prefer as of late for many reasons, have it where you can easily replace the razor blades by usually unscrewing some thumb screws. These will save you tons of money over the lifetime of the back shaver, as replacement cartridges are quite expensive and safety razor blades are very affordable.

Best Back Shavers for Safety Razors

Below I have posted links to my reviews, which highlight their key features. I recommend highly any of the Bro Shavers.

A note of caution when using a back shaver at first, just be sure to take it slow. No need to rush it. Slow and deliberate strokes work wonders.

  1. Bro Shaver 1.0 – Great back shaver.
  2. Bro Shaver 2.0 – Another great back shaver.
  3. Bro Shaver 2.2 Saucy – Improved upon back shaver from the 2.0.
  4. Manblade Pro Back Shaver – Uses 4 blades side by side.
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Manblade, Bro Shaver 1.0, and Bro Shaver Saucy 2.2

Some Things To Consider When Buying Razor Blades For Back Shaving

A few things to think about when looking for blades to purchase.

Longevity – This varies from person to person, as people have different hair types and thicknesses of hair growth. Best to form your own opinion on this matter. The coating also affects the blade’s longevity.

You must really consider longevity when thinking of shaving your back. As you are shaving more than just the surface of your face, you are shaving the entire surface of the back. Which is substantially a lot more surface area.

You want longevity in a razor blade.

Sharpness – There are two types of sharpness in the world of razors, aggressive and mild. Mild is for newer shavers, while aggressive is for seasoned pros and hairy barbarian gorilla backs.

Cost – This is simply taking the cost of the blades and dividing it by the number of blades per pack. Since prices are always changing this is better left up to the consumer to do at the time of purchase.

Cost Divided By Quantity

Simply The Best…Better Than All The Rest

1. Feather Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

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It’s no surprise that Feather is at the top of the list if you’re a seasoned pro using safety razors. It has a super solid reputation for making the best blades out there. There is always a give-and-take, as these are expensive when it comes to safety razors.

The cut is aggressive.

What does this mean?

It means is scary sharp. This isn’t the best razor blade for a noob, as it can cause the most cuts and nicks in an inexperienced hand. I would recommend a less aggressive razor blade, like a sample pack. (see list above)

Great for you Sasquatch’s out there. You know, the really hairy backs out there. You want sharp blades and this is it.

Feather is made in Japan and has been in business since the 1920s. The Japanese always make quality materials, and these razor blades are no different.

So, is it worth the extra money?

I believe it is for the more experienced shaver, for a newbie I would recommend a quality less sharp blade.

2. Astra Platinum Safety Blades

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If you are looking for longevity, welcome to your buddy. As this holds the reputation of staying sharp the longest.

But wait…then these are going to be expensive right?


On the cheaper side and this is why it ranks second. Oh, and it is an aggressive blade too. Another one for the seasoned shaver.

3. Gillette 7 O’Clock Premium Safety Razor Blades

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Probably the most well-known brand name out of the bunch with a reputation to match. With Gillette, you know you are getting quality and dependability.

This is a good razor for a beginner or intermediate user, as the cut is moderate. Just above the mild category and just below the aggressive category.

This is a middle-of-the-row razor, in longevity, and sharpness. A good choice for on average most people.

4. Shark Safety Razor Blades

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Here is the one for new shavers, as the cut is MILD. Mild is more forgiving to the novice and you will sustain fewer nicks and cuts. This is also well suited for shaving other parts of your body as well.

The price on these is also some of the cheapest you can find out there. Very affordable.

Another thing to consider about this product is its longevity, as it does not have any coating on it. So the longevity is going to suffer. Just something to keep in mind too.

5. Personna Double Edge Safety Razor

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This DE safety razor is made in Israel of all places, and they make some pretty badass stuff. This is on the lower end of the aggressive cut with a platinum and chrome coating for a dual partnership on longevity.

Building a decent rep in the world of shaving because they provide a good decent smooth shave. An up-and-comer for sure.

The Final Shave

Shaving your back with cheap replaceable double-edge safety razors is the best method hands down! This is for two reasons; price and selection.

Price comparisons between DE safety razors back shavers and back shavers that use cartridge replacements are not even close. They charge so much for some plastic and a few razor blades, way more than to manufacture. The markup is insane.

The second reason for using a system with replaceable DE safety razors is that you can choose what kind of cut (aggressive, moderate, and mild) instead of just accepting what the cartridge replacement is capable of. So, if you don’t like the way it cuts, you have the option of changing razors, You cannot do this with back shavers with replaceable cartridges.

Keep them sharp.

What do you use? Would love to hear comments or questions concerning the post above.

4 thoughts on “Best Safety Razors For Shaving Your Back

  1. Thanks for bringing us this article on back shaving.

    I didn’t realise that you could still buy razor blades.  I haven’t seen those since my dad used them when I was a kid.

    They are certainly a cheaper option than having to buy cartridges every time.  It also means that you will be quicker to replace it, therefore getting a better shave every time 

    Blades always scared me as I always thought they cut a lot easier.  But as you say, when set up they are safety razors.

    I just wonder how difficult it is to get enough pressure to get a clean shave.

    1. You simply just become better at shaving your back with each time you use it. I know the first time I cut myself all up but now I simply don’t at all. You don’t have to put any pressure just pull lightly. Hope this helps Geoff!

  2. Hey, it hadn’t occurred to me! Thank you for giving us this cheap way of trying many different blades! I know it’s not a cost-effective way to buy blades so once I find the one that’s for me, I’ll settle with it! A friend (who is a barber) has always told me that Feather double edge razor blades are the best option.

    1. Abel, I would concur with your friend, Feather is a great brand as most consider it the to double-edge razor blades that can be purchased. I find it best to buy a sample pack then start using them and find out for yourself what you prefer. Hope this helps.

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